Titan Talk Newsletter

May 3, 2019

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VOLUNTEER FOR 8TH GRADE PARIS DANCE - 5/10

The 8th grade dance is less than one week away. It takes a team of dedicated parents to help make this a magical evening. Please sign up to help by clicking on the links below:


  • Food Donations & Parent Decorators, sign up HERE
  • High School Servers & Volunteers, sign up HERE


PURCHASE 8TH GRADE DANCE TICKETS - 5/10

8th Grade Dance Tickets On Sale

Ticket price 5/1 to 5/7 = $15

Ticket price increases to $20 after May 7th

  • Purchase 8th Grade Dance ticket online, click HERE

Upcoming Dates

The Week Ahead...


SATURDAY, MAY 04, 2019

SUNDAY, MAY 05, 2019

  • Band Trip returns from Orlando, FL

MONDAY, MAY 06, 2019

  • EOG MILESTONES GRADES 6/7 (ELA SECTION 1 WRITING)
  • 8th Grade Dance Tickets on Sale (Early bird price: $15) Location: Atrium @ 8a in the morning & 1:10p during 8th grade lunch

TUESDAY, MAY 07, 2019

  • EOG MILESTONES GRADES 6/7 (ELA SECTION 2)
  • 8th Grade Dance Tickets on Sale (Early bird price: $15) Location: Atrium @ 8a in the morning & 1:10p during 8th grade lunch
  • RECESS for 6th during WINN
  • Running Club (Newman) Location: meets in atrium @ 4:15 ‐ 5:15 pm
  • Coding Club - Location: Tempske’s classroom @ 4:15p to 5:15p
  • Hampton Film Academy - Location: Media Center @ 4:05p to 5:30p

WEDNESDAY, MAY 08, 2019

  • EOG MILESTONES GRADES 6/7 (ELA SECTION 3)
  • 8th Grade Dance Tickets on Sale (Price: $20) Location: Atrium @ 8a in the morning & 1:10p during 8th grade lunch
  • 8th Grade Dance Set‐Up by PTSA Location: Stage, Atrium, Cafeteria @ All Day
  • RECESS for 7th during WINN
  • Jr. Beta Location: Ms. White’s Room @ 4:15p to 5:15p
  • ESOL Methods Endorsement Class - Location: Media Center @ 5 pm

THURSDAY, MAY 09, 2019

  • EOG MILESTONES MATH GRADES 6/7 (MATH SECTION 1)
  • 8th Grade Dance Tickets on Sale (Price: $20) Location: Atrium @ 8a in the morning & 1:10p during 8th grade lunch
  • 8th Grade Dance Set‐Up by PTSA - Location: Stage, Atrium, Cafeteria @ All Day
  • RECESS for 8th during WINN
  • STAR HOUSE Last Day
  • NO FCA - canceled due to Milestone testing
  • Hampton Film Academy - Location: Media Center @ 4:05p to 5:30p
  • Multicultural Club @ 4:15p to 4:45p

FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2019

  • EOG MILESTONES MATH GRADES 6/7 ( MATH SECTION 2)
  • SGC Meeting Location: Teacher's Lunchroom @ 7:45a to 8:15a
  • CAREER & COLLEGE DAY (Will Jones) “Youth Motivation Day” @ All Day
  • 8th Grade Dance Tickets on Sale (Price: $20) Location: Atrium @ 8a in the morning
  • 8th Grade Dance Set‐Up by PTSA Location: Stage, Atrium, Cafeteria @ All Day. Dance tickets on sale in the morning, at lunch, and the door. Students need a signed permission form
  • Roswell Youth Theatre presents Mary Poppins Jr. @ 7:00 pm. All Tickets: $10. To reserved seating Purchase Tickets Online!or at the door 1 hour before the performance.
  • 8TH GRADE DANCE “A NIGHT IN PARIS” FROM 7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. IN CAFÉ & ATRIUM

SATURDAY, MAY 11, 2019

  • Orchestra‐Band‐Chorus to Six Flags Over Georgia @ 8:30a to 7:00p
  • Roswell Youth Theatre presents Mary Poppins Jr. @ 2 pm & 7 pm. All Tickets: $10. To reserved seating Purchase Tickets Online! Or at the door 1 hour before the performance.
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IMPORTANT DATES AND EVENTS

8th Grade Dance Tickets On Sale

MAY 1st to 10th

Ticket price 5/1 to 5/7 = $15

Ticket price increases to $20 after May 7th


“A Night In Paris” 8th GRADE DANCE

MAY 10, 2019


8th GRADE LIPDUB FILMING

MAY 17, 2019 -

Permission slip required


Battle of the Titans Field Day (BOTT)

ALL DAY - VOLUNTEERS WANTED!

MAY 20, 2019


6th GRADE & 7th GRADE PROMOTION DAY

MAY 22, 2019

7th-grade from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (Gym)

6th-grade from 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm (Gym)


8th GRADE PROMOTION DAY

MAY 23, 2019

ALL PARENTS INVITED TO AWARDS & PROMOTION CEREMONY

11:00 am - 12:30 pm (Gym)

Message From the Principal

Happy Friday Titans!


May is one of those months we all wish had both simultaneously more and fewer days! We still have testing for the 6th and 7th grades and some of the best and most exciting events of the year, i.e., BOTT. Parents, teacher, and students let's keep up the momentum. It's going to be an exciting ride to the finish!


Fulton County Schools is asking for all families, teachers, and staff to take their survey on the 2022 Strategic Plan. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey to provide input on Elkins Pointe Middle School. The survey window closes on May 17, 2019, but I would be extremely grateful for all Titan families and staff to take the survey today. The link will be available on the Elkins Pointe website, on social media and will run in Titan Talk. Please use the link below:


CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE STRATEGIC PLAN 2022 SURVEY


Georgia Milestones testing for the 6th grade and the 7th grade begins on Monday, May 6th. Please make sure that your child's laptop is ready on Monday. Have your child fully charge the computer over the weekend. Please make sure that your child gets a good night's sleep, has a nourishing breakfast, and is on time for school. These simple things will ensure that your child is ready to do their best on the test!


End of Course Tests (EOCT) finished up on this past Wednesday. Results for the EOCTs will be available in approximately 7-10 days. A big thank you to Mrs. Toner, Mr. Hardigree, and Dr. Paperno for administering the high school tests. If you have an 8th grader in the high school offerings, your child's teachers will be letting you know when the results arrive. Mrs. Toner, Mr. Hardigree, and Dr. Paperno will be able to answer any questions and provide guidance. Please give them a little bit of time to get the results back and communicate them to you and your child.


Our 8th graders have much to celebrate coming up next Friday on May 10th. Our PTSA will be hosting the 8th Grade Dance, "A Night in Paris." I want to encourage all 8th grade students to come and enjoy the festivities. For those of you who have not experienced this with an older child, this event is one to behold. The PTSA does a magnificent job of transforming the cafeteria, and atrium into Paris. Tickets are on sale now, and if you act quickly, you will be able to purchase at the early bird price. If your family needs a financial scholarship, please contact our Guidance Counselor, Mr. WIll Jones. The PTSA is offering need-based scholarships on a limited basis. Please encourage your 8th grade child to come to celebrate and enjoy an enchanted evening with their friends and teachers.


As the weather heats up, the dress code tends to be forgotten. Short shorts (i.e., athletic-fit running shorts), tank/cami tops, and exposed midriffs are all against the dress code. Please click here to review the dress code. Please know, the dress code is fully enforced through the last day of school. To save yourself a trip up to the school with a change of clothing, please take a moment to read the rules with your child.


Safe travels to our Band and Orchestra as they visit Florida and Tennessee. Thank you to Mr. Wilson, Mrs. Burkhardt, Mr. Gamba, and the adult chaperones! Have fun, and we look forward to seeing you soon!


Kindra L. Smith, Ed.S

Principal

Elkins Pointe Middle School

Home of the Titans!

SMART, HAPPY, CONNECTED

Hooray for Dollywood!

The Orchestra is having a great time so far in TN! On their trip, they have a learning workshop with Mountain Ruckus and visit Dollywood and Wonderworks.

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Band Trip to Universal

The band is off to Florida to tour Universal Studios and to play in a competition. Good luck to the band, enjoy your trip to Harry Potter World!
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8th Grade Celebration

8th Grade "A Night in Paris" Dance - 5/10 @ 7 PM

MAY 10, 2019 - DANCE

  • “A Night In Paris” 8th-grade Dance
  • Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Place: EPMS Café & Atrium
  • Admission Fee: $15 per Student (if purchased May 1st – 7th) and $20 per Student after May 7th. Note: Limited scholarships available, please see Mr. Will Jones, Ms. Traci Dease
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VOLUNTEER FOR THE 8th Grade PARIS Dance - 5/10

The 8th grade dance is less than one month away. It takes a team of dedicated parents to help make this a magical evening. Please sign up to help by clicking on the links below:




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8th Grade Graduation, Promotion & Awards, Celebration Events:

MAY 23, 2019 - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL PROMOTION ACTIVITIES

  • 8th-grade Graduation, Awards & Promotion Ceremony from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm in the Gym. ALL PARENTS INVITED TO AWARDS & PROMOTION CEREMONY- ARRIVE EARLY FOR SEATING!
  • 8th-grade Luncheon @ 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm (Cafeteria) - Students & Teachers Only!
  • 8th-grade Block Party @ 1:30 pm - 3:45 pm - Students & Teachers Only!
  • 8th-grade Clap-Out @ 3:45 pm - 4:00 pm - 8th grade walks the building one last time before departing for summer!

CLINIC CORNER

Pick Up ALL Medications from the Clinic by the end of the Year!

CLINIC MEDICATIONS Note to Parents:

  • Non-Prescription medications will be disposed of if not picked up by end of the school year. Prescription medications will be NOT be held. ALL MEDICATIONS MUST BE PICKED UP ON THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!!!


  • All medications for the 2019-2020 school year will need NEW medication forms filled out. If the medication is prescribed, doctor orders and signature are required. The orders MUST match the prescription on the bottle.


NEW FORMS WILL NEED TO BE COMPLETED FOR THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR:

  • Do not wait until school has started to get doctor signatures. It can sometimes take several weeks to get forms filled out.
  • Be sure that medications are in the original container and not expired.
  • Keep in mind the clinic only dispenses medication that a parent has provided. If your child needs medication at school, please plan ahead.


EPMS Link for medication forms:

http://www.fultonschools.org/en/divisions/ops/security/Pages/Parent-and-Student-Resources.aspx


Additional Care Plans are required for Diabetes, Asthma, Allergies, and Seizures.

THINGS TO KNOW

School Store Going Out for the Summer Sale!

The Elkins Pointe School store is having a "Buy One, Get One Free -Fun Stuff Items” sale! The School Store is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays! The School Store will not be open on the last day of school.

FAMILY AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT SURVEY - Due 5/15

Elkins Pointe is conducting an end-of-year Family & Community Engagement Survey to improve our School-Wide Program for the 2019-2020 school year.

Please help Elkins Pointe continue to improve in our overall family engagement program by taking the survey by May 15, 20

BOTT - Battle of the Titans - 5/20

Get ready to do Battle Titans! On Monday, May 20th is BOTT, the Elkins Pointe Field Day.

  • What is BOTT? Battle of the Titans is the Elkins Pointe Field Day and EVERYBODY participates!
  • When is BOTT? May 20th for all grade levels
  • Where is BOTT? Gym and Track area
  • Why should you send $$$ money with your child to BOTT? Vendors will return this year...Funnel cakes and snow cones will be on sale!!

Red Carpet Screening @ the Aurora Theater - 5/21 @ 5:30 PM

You are officially invited to the Hampton Film Academy End of Year Red Carpet and Awards Ceremony! Click here to view the invitation and to let us all know you will be in the house at the AURORA CINEPLEX on May 21 from 5:30 PMto 7:00 PM!


Please RSVP and tell us how many! We would love to fill up the theater.

Click on the link below or this link: https://tinyurl.com/RSVP-AuroraRedCarpetFilm-2019

Online Health & PE Course Info for Rising 9th-Grade Students

Clearing up some confusion on the "Online" Health & PE Courses Info for Rising 9th-Grade Students:

To register your child for a summer online course at the high school level, please contact Mr. WIll Jones at jonesw3@fultonschools.org.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

  1. * To register your rising 9th-grader for an online summer course, you MUST contact your middle school guidance counselor for the class to count towards high school credit. If your child registers prior to their promotion from middle school, the counselor needs to APPROVE the summer course.
  2. ** Health must be taken in order for a student to get their drivers license, but not to get a permit. Students must present proof of high school attendance to the DMV to get their permit. To get their license, students must complete Health course which includes all DVM requirements. NOTE: Please research the Georgia Driver License Requirements to make sure your child's online Health class meets all the requirements.
  3. *** PE & HEALTH MUST BE COMPLETED WITHIN THE FOUR YEARS OF HIGH SCHOOL. They are high school graduation requirements.



ADDITIONAL INFO:

  • The high school Health & PE courses may be taken any semester as a .5 semester class or online during the summer. These .5 credit classes must be taken prior to graduation.
  • Health is a requirement to get a Georgia Drivers License.
  • Parents are responsible for the payment of online summer courses.
  • Health and PE courses which are taken at the high school during the school year are free of charge.

SPORTS, PLAYS, AND OTHER THINGS TOO!

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Click on the box below to Register for MHS Summer Baseball

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Milton Volleyball Feeder - Register Now!

The Milton High School Volleyball Feeder season will start in August and will go through the end of September 2019. Tryouts for the feeder program will take place on July 31, 2019, from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Milton High School gym.

Program is open to rising 5th -8th graders who will attend/are districted for Milton HS. Current physicals are required to participate in the tryout.


Please complete the Physical Evaluation form and have your child bring it to tryouts. This form can also be found on Milton Athletics site (miltonathletics.com) under Eagles HQ --> Forms. http://s3.amazonaws.com/vnn-aws-sites/3011/files/2014/08/Physical-Evaluation-with-Clearance-Form.pdf


If you have any questions, please send an email to miltonfeedervolleyball@gmail. com.


Milton Volleyball Program Info Meeting -5/11

Milton Volleyball Try-Outs on May 11th. If you cannot attend, please email Coach Marc Jones at jonesm4@fultonschools.org Questions? Email miltoneaglesvb@gmail.com All athletes must register on PlanetHS before tryouts! A current physical must be uploaded in order to try out. No exceptions! Please go to our website www.miltoneaglesvolleyball.com for more details and for the link to PlanetHS.

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Dancing Under the Stars -5/4 @ 1pm & 4pm

Platinum’s 5th Annual Recital -Dancing Under the Stars will be on Saturday, May 4th at 1 pm and 4 pm at Elkins Pointe Middle School, 11290 Elkins Rd, Roswell, GA 30076.

Tickets are $10/pp *can be purchased online or Front Desk or using the TICKET LINK: https://platinumdancingunderthestars.eventbrite.com

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Make an Anti-Vaping Video PSA - Due 5/8

Fulton County Schools is announcing an Anti-Vaping video PSA contest for middle and high school students in the school system. Show your creativity and educate others about the dangers of vaping. For details and to enter visit the link: https://bit.ly/2HXOpiC
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Mary Poppins Jr. - 5/10 & 5/11

Roswell Youth Theatre presents Mary Poppins Jr. on May 10-11, 2019 at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center, located at 950 Forrest Street, Roswell, GA 30075. Everyone's favorite "practically perfect" nanny takes center stage in this supercalifragilisticexpialidocious adventure based on the award-winning Broadway musical and classic Walt Disney film. Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins JR. is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs and rollicking dance numbers presented by the resident theatre company of Roswell Performing Arts.


Tickets are available at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center one hour prior to the start of the show or online at tututix.com.

Schedule

Admission

Purposity finds those in need near you - Help out a local family!

Would you help if a student in your child's class needed shoes or a family lost their home in a fire? We think so. Get one weekly notification, read their story and decide if you'll help right from your phone.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGX3zSwEW0c&feature=youtu.be

Roswell Volleyball Jr. Hornets ( Grades 5th - 8th )

The Roswell Jr. Hornets program is a volleyball feeder that offers training and competition for Middle School aged players. We offer 4 teams across all skill levels from beginner to top elite club players. All run by a professionally trained coaching staff with a combined 40 years of experience.


Play with the best, trained by the best, FEED THE DYNASTY!


To register for the season or get more information, go to:

https://www.roswellvolleyball.org/jrhornets

ROSWELL RAPIDS SWIM TEAM

Come Swim/Dive/Cross Train with the Roswell Rec & Parks this summer! If your neighborhood doesn't offer a summer team, consider joining the Roswell Rapids. Rapids youth swim, youth dive and adult swim team are offered through the Roswell Rec and Parks department. No previous swim or dive experience is required!

Swimming and diving are also both great cross-training sports that will give you a new aerobic conditioning option while resting your joints/muscles used in your other athletic activities. For more information, visit www.roswellrapids.org

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WINTER COTILLION IS COMING...IN JANUARY 2020!

Save the date!! The Bridges/North Atlanta Cotillion is coming January 2020!\


We are excited to start our classes on Sunday, January 5 at The Country Club of Roswell! Come have fun with us while learning dance and etiquette! Registration will open November 1.


This is not your grandmother’s cotillion! The Seventh Graders will learn basic ballroom dancing and popular dance (Shag, Swing, Free Style, Line, and Slow), as well as many important social and professional skills the students will need to know now and throughout their lives. The Seventh Grade class will culminate in a Parents Showcase displaying the Program as parents observe all their child has learned. Students will also enjoy a 50's Party filled with games, contests, dancing, and pizza!


For Eighth Graders, the classes will review the basics taught in year one, and the students will learn many new dances including Latin, Swing, and Hustle. An extensive Table Manners segment will further develop your child’s social graces. Dating, interviews and making conversation will also be covered. The Eighth Grade Program will culminate in a Dinner Dance that brings all of the students’ new skills into practice. New students are always welcome in 8th grade.


You can expect your child to gain confidence in our classes, and learn how to greet, shake hands and converse with adults—an all-important skill as the dating years approach. They will also discuss social media etiquette! But most of all, your teen will have fun!


For more information, please contact:

Valerie Macdonald, Program Director 770-781-5580 Valerie.cotillion@yahoo.com


http://www.thecotilliongroup.com/

Upcoming in May...

MONDAY, MAY 13, 2019

  • EOG MILESTONES MAKEUPS GRADES 6/7 - GA MILESTONES TESTING MAKE-UP
  • Chorus Spring Concert - Location: Gym @ 6:30p to 8:00p
  • 6th-grade & 7th-grade Band Spring Concert - Location: EPMS Gym @ 6:30p to 8:00p
TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2019
  • EOG MILESTONES MAKEUPS GRADES 6/7 - GA MILESTONES TESTING MAKE-UP
  • RECESS for 6th during WINN
  • Running Club (Newman) Location: meets in atrium @ 4:15 ‐ 5:15 pm
  • Coding Club - Location: Tempske’s classroom @ 4:15p to 5:15p (Is this the last session?)
  • Hampton Film Academy - Location: Media Center @ 4:15p to 5:15p

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2019

  • Last day to take the End-of-Year Title I “Family & Community Engagement Survey” Link: http://tinyurl.com/FACE-Survey-FY20
  • RECESS for 7th during WINN
  • Katha Stuart Community Meeting - Location: Esther Jackson ES @ 9:30 am ‐ EJES
  • Rising 6th Grader Visit to EPMS: Location: School Tour @ 9:15a to 10:45a MES & VMES
  • Jr. Beta Induction Ceremony - Location: Fish Bowl @ 5:00p to 6:00p
  • Orchestra Spring Concert - Location: Gym @ 7:00p to 8:30p
THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2019

  • SAE Rising 6th Grader Visits to EPMS - Location: School Tour @ 9:15a to 10:45a
  • RECESS for 8th during WINN
  • Hampton Film Academy - Location: Media Center 4:05p to 5:30p
  • Running Club ﴾Ingram﴿ - Location: Meet in atrium @ 4:15p ‐ 5:15p
  • 8th Grade Band Spring Concert - Location: RHS Auditorium @ 6:30p to 8:30p

FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2019

  • HSE Rising 6th Grader Visits to EPMS - Location: School Tour @ 9:15a to 10:45a

MONDAY, MAY 20, 2019

  • Battle of the Titans Field Day (BOTT) @ ALL DAY - VOLUNTEERS WANTED!
TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2019

  • HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR CLASS OF 2019 GRAD WALK: Location School-wide EPMS hallways @ 1:00p to 1:30p
  • Hampton Film Academy Red Carpet Movie Screening - Location: Aurora Cineplex ﴾5100 Commerce Pkwy, Roswell, GA 30076 ﴿ @ 5:30p to 7:00p. Use the link to RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/RSVP-AuroraRedCarpetFilm-2019
  • MILTON HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION CEREMONY - Location: Ameris Amphitheatre at Encore Park @ 8:00p to 8:30p

WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2019

  • 7TH GRADE PROMOTION CEREMONY - LOCATION: GYM @ 12:00P TO 1:00P
  • 6TH GRADE PROMOTION CEREMONY - LOCATION: GYM @ 1:30P TO 2:30P
  • 8th Graders decorate their mortarboards - Location: 8th grade hall
  • ROSWELL HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION - Location: Ameris Amphitheatre at Encore Park @ 2:30p to 3:00p
  • Roswell High School Stadium Photo Opportunity for Graduates - Location: RHS Stadium @ 6:00p to 6:30p

THURSDAY, MAY 23, 2019 - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

  • 8TH GRADE CELEBRATION
  • * PROMOTION & AWARDS - Location: Gym & Stage @ 11:00a to 12:30p
  • ** LUNCHEON - Location Cafeteria @ 12:30p to 1:15p (students & teachers only)
  • *** BLOCK PARTY – Location: 8th grade hall @ 1:30p to 3:30p (students & teachers only)
  • **** CLAP OUT @ 3:45p to 4:05p
  • Lost & Found Donated

FRIDAY, MAY 24, 2019

  • Post Planning
  • Enjoy your Summer Holiday!

MONDAY, MAY 27, 2019

  • MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY SCHOOL CLOSED

TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2019

  • Elkins Pointe building closed for the summer
  • Front office & summer school will be relocated to Crabapple Middle School